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The Latest: German industry says car tariffs a 'nasty blow'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:04am

The Latest on the Trump administration's interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local):

Deutsche Bank to slash thousands of jobs to control costs

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:48am

Deutsche Bank is slashing thousands of jobs as Germany's largest lender refocuses its global investment banking business on Europe and seeks to return to steady profitability.

Japan's prime minister heads to Russia for talks with Putin

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:16am

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe headed to Russia on Thursday for talks with President Vladimir Putin in hopes of making progress on joint economic projects on disputed islands as a step toward resolving the decades-old territorial row.

UK retail sales bounce back strongly from snow impact

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:00am

Official figures show that retail sales bounced back strongly in April after cold weather hit the previous month.

Global shares mostly higher as US mulls fresh auto tariffs

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:44am

World shares are mostly higher despite losses in Tokyo after the Trump administration said it was investigating imposing new tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts.

New Zealand minister's wings clipped for phone call on plane

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:16am

New Zealand's transport minister will no longer oversee aviation safety after he violated rules by making a cellphone call on a plane.

China, Japan protest US probe into need for auto tariffs

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:57am

China and Japan both condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States.

'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned over housekeepers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:40am

A Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines.

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:07am

What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week.

Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48am

Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project.

California high court to rule on social media access

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:40am

The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants.

Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:32am

Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country.

Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:36pm

Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, it said Thursday, stepping up competition with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers.

'Dreamers' are getting law degrees, and taking on the system

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:16pm

Denia Perez's parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called "Dreamers" to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice.

Asian shares mixed after Fed gives Wall Street a boost

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:14pm

Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher as investors appraised the Federal Reserve's signal that it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates.

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks.

Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:09pm

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, tech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:04pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of dialogue with China during a visit to Beijing that comes amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal.

Historic theater closes due to roof damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:03pm

A century-old Vermont theater says it will cancel upcoming events due to roof damage.

Train plows into truck stopped on tracks in Italy; 2 dead

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:28pm

A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin late Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring 18, authorities said. Rescuers worked through the night to make sure no passengers were trapped in the wreckage.